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Windross House Restaurant

#121 of 1,808 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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41 Shelly Beach Parade | Cockle Bay, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
+64 9-535 8770
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am reading these reviews with increasing amazement. The house is indeed a delight, the setting hard to beat and the service warm and friendly but the food is appalling. We have a family member who insists we give it a try. We have been for dinner twice and have also attended a wedding there. We are now forced to... More 

Thank tonjonnz
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us enjoyed the most delicious food, in a beautiful setting just across the road from the beach. The service was professional and friendly, and the house charming. We sat on the verandah while we had an amazing Mothers' Day lunch. A delightful afternoon and can't wait to go back. Thank you.

1 Thank r0bynannet
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of my amazing meal. But I stopped myself from licking the plate. Just delicious

Thank Steve S
Wellington, New Zealand
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519 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I telephoned to make a reservation I was told "don't be late!" - I immediately knew I was onto a very good restaurant where there was structure and organisation. We were not disappointed -,the food and service were fantastic. Our table had Venison Ciliegia. Eye Fillet al Pepe, Fish of the day and Veal Avocado. All meals were well... More 

Thank John S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous little place with gorgeous food! After our dinner plans changed last minute I found Windross on TripAdvisor. We arrived tired and hungry but that didnt last long though! Service was very fast. Food came very quickly. Everything was absolutely amazing. Hubby got lamb with the most amazing creamy mint sauce I've ever tasted. And I got a prawn spaghetti... More 

Thank Amybrungar
Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The evening we visited, the restaurant was totally booked and we hadn't made the booking. The friendly staff invited us to enjoy a drink at the bar while we waited for a table to become available. The table was promptly set for us and my mother, sister and I were served the most amazing meals. The owners are very nice... More 

Thank JanMac76
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My mother and I had lunch here and it was exceptional! The chicken mango salad was amazing, so tasty! The staff were lovely and friendly and the atmosphere is great. Such a pretty venue. Highly recommend!

Thank Nataz246
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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250 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were here for a 50th a few years back and enjoyed that. This time we went for our wedding anniversary. We came early on a Thursday night. The place was quiet. We were offered a table by the window which allowed us to enjoy the late afternoon sun and a glimpse of the beach. I had the chicken livers... More 

Thank NZTizzy
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We went for a meal on our last of 40 days holiday in NZ as we went to the same place last year on our last days holiday & it was fantastic the first time we found this little gem . This trip was very good apart from the desert of Tiramisu which we was going to share as we... More 

Thank Karl R
new zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely special family dinner, the eye fillet with mushroom sauce was amazing, the peppercorn sauce was a little salty but veggies were yum and in general a really lovely evening. Staff were great and very friendly! A really lovely setting! Would recommend this for a special occasion any day!

Thank verityrussell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Shelly Beach Parade | Cockle Bay, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-535 8770
Owners are Billy and Julianna - lovely people

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?